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Here’s how to stay warm while managing your energy usage this winter


Manage your electricity usage by implementing these energy efficiency practices

JACKSON, Miss. – Freezing temperatures are expected to impact Mississippi next week, kicking heaters and energy consumption into high gear. Fortunately, Entergy Mississippi customers can stay warm while managing energy usage and costs by making their homes more energy efficient.

Heating costs can account for more than 50% of a customer’s monthly energy usage. Instead of cranking up the thermostat when the temperatures drop, Entergy Mississippi is offering free or low-cost steps to remain comfortable and save energy and money on utility bills:

  • Seal air leaks: Use caulk or weatherstripping around doors, windows and any location where there may be a path between the inside and outside.
  • Adjust the thermostat: Set the thermostat to 68 degrees during winter months, and dress in layers to stay warm. Each degree above 68 can increase your energy bill by about 3 percent.
  • Conserve hot water: Set your hot water heater’s thermostat to 120 degrees, or the medium setting. Wrap electric water heaters with water heater blankets, which can be found at home improvement stores.
  • Keep doors and windows closed: Constant traffic will let out warm air, forcing your heater to work harder to keep the room at a set temperature.
  • Ensure fans are turning the right way: Fans should be run at a low speed clockwise during the winter to prevent the cold air from blowing down on you.
  • Replace air filters: Dirty filters make your heating system work harder. Replace them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Use sunlight to your advantage: During the day, open your curtains and blinds to let in the warm sunlight. Close them at night to reduce heat loss.

Entergy Mississippi also offers free comprehensive residential energy audits and rebates to help reduce the upfront cost of installing energy-efficient equipment. Visit for more information.

About Entergy Mississippi

Entergy Mississippi, LLC provides electricity to approximately 461,000 customers in 45 counties. Entergy Mississippi is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, a Fortune 500 electric company. Entergy powers life for 3 million customers through our operating companies in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. We’re investing in the reliability and resilience of the energy system while helping our region transition to cleaner, more efficient energy solutions. With roots in our communities for more than 100 years, Entergy is a nationally recognized leader in sustainability and corporate citizenship. Since 2018, we have delivered more than $100 million in economic benefits each year to local communities through philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. Entergy is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has approximately 12,000 employees. For the latest news from Entergy, visit the Newsroom.